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[ 1 ] Nov. 1, 2012

Crosswalks Used To Promote Businesses

Crosswalks around the globe have been used to promote a wide variety of businesses including a McDonald’s in Switzerland and a hair salon in India who created a comb out of the white striped crosswalk. The photo depicts a promotional bar code for a shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

[ 1 ] Nov. 1, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Yvon Chouinard

Patagonia was founded by avid climber Yvon Chouinard who wanted to make his own reuseable climbing gear. The business has boomed since the early 1970s. The earth-friendly goods and fleece have changed outdoor wear forever.

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2012

Happy Halloween: $8 Billion Spent in U.S. This Year

Halloween spending is growing at a rate that is, well, scary. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million Americans will spend close to $8 billion on candy, pumpkins, decorations and costumes – both for them and their pets. More than 70% of people in the U.S. say they’ll celebrate Halloween this year, […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 30, 2012

Marketing Misshap: BBH Labs

A huge marketing faux pas happened when BBH Labs paid people $20 a day to wear branded-T shirts and act as Wi-Fi hotspots. Consumers viewed it as a terrible form of exploiting homeless people and the campaign bombed.  But, many remember it to this day.

[ 0 ] Oct. 30, 2012

iiBIG Presents Energy Pow-Wow In Houston

iiBIG presents the Investment and M&A Opportunities in Energy, scheduled for December 6, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the energy industry are expected to increase over the next year and into the future. The rapid increase and interest in natural gas, power, oil and gas and […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2012

How Laura Saitta Invented TileSizer

By Laura Saitta It’s rare to meet someone where they don’t ask, “What do you do for a living?” For me, I inevitably say, “I invented a mosaic tile tool.” I never realized how fascinated people were with inventors until I became one, in part because I had never met one myself.  Admittedly, I was […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2012

NerdWallet Launches Small Business Checking Account Comparison Tool

NerdWallet compares more than 135 business checking accounts across 50 banks and credit unions of all sizes With the inherent complexities and endless obstacles faced by small business owners, even the seemingly simple task of finding a good business checking account has become complex and time-consuming. A recent NerdWallet survey found that small business owners […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 29, 2012

Do You Suffer From Nomophobia?

Addiction and Recovery expert, Dr. Elizabeth Waterman, Psy.D, from Morningside Recovery Center in California is an expert on “Nomophobia” – the fear of being without mobile technology. Dr. Waterman treats a variety of addict patients every day and has seen a deep increase in her “Nomophobe” patients. We use cell phones every day, but for […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2012

1&1 Supports US Veteran Entrepreneurs

1&1 Internet Inc., www.1and1.com, a global leader among Web hosting companies, recently launched its ‘1&1 Veteran Appreciation Program’ in support of all United States’ troops.  The first campaign of its kind in the Web hosting industry, the program provides veteran small business owners with a 1&1 MyWebsite Plus package free for 6 months.  The all […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Chester Wallace Bag

Designer Patrick Long created this durable sack. The bags are made in Portland, Oregon and the company makes about 1250 a year. The fabric is dyed and finished by a family-run enterprise in New Jersey.

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2012

Testimonials For Your Website

Word of mouth is still a great marketing tool and you should plan a campaign to contact your satisfied clients and ask if they will write you a one or two sentence testimonial that you will post on your website. If at first you don’t get a good response, consider offering an incentive, such as […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Gary Erickson

The CLIF BAR was created when biker Gary Erickson was nearly finished with a 175-mile bike ride in 1990, he couldn’t bear to eat one more energy bar–too boring and tasteless. “I could do better than this,” he said. The rest, as they say, is history!

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